Last Thursday my daughter Amber got me started with Pinterest. Trouble with a capital T that rhymes with P that spells Pinterest. Hours and hours and hours later...
I sure do have lots of great craft ideas to try! So this morning Toby rode shotgun to the fabric store and the craft store.
After our therapy dog visit I started Monday Mayhem. Out of the closet came the sewing machine, sewing basket, and binder clips, chopsticks, empty plastic bottle, and all of our purchases from the morning. Heaped everything up on the dining room table. Chaos! Fun!
Project One: Drew a big bone on a piece of paper for a pattern. Cut 2 pieces of cute fleece, stitched them (mostly) together, and turned it right side out. Stuffed the stitched end with batting and inserted the plastic water bottle for a crunchy sound. Filled the open end with batting and stitched it closed.
Did Toby like it? See for yourself -
So I'm thinking, "Yay, no more spending $10 at the pet store on a stuffed squeaky toy!" Start Proje...wait a minute. What are you doing back underfoot Toby???
Five minutes. That's how long it took him to rip it apart. Yowser - It took 6 times longer than that to make it! Guess that's why the professionals charge $10.
Oh well. Tied a big ole knot in the ripped end and gave it back to him and he liked it just as much.
Project Two: Make curly ribbon. Wrapped ribbon on chopsticks, fastened ends with binder clips, baked for 20 min. at 250* thinking there is no way this could be that easy. BUT - Tah Dah! So easy even I could do it! Click here for the website with the instructions.
Project Three: Hairbow for my grandaughter. Using a glue gun is still as much fun as I remembered from my pre-teaching days.
Therapy Dog Update> Toby did better at the hospital today! He was less anxious and even paid a bit of attention to his partner, Lily. Also, if you live in the 757 area code, and have a therapy dog, Chesapeake General Hospital is looking for more Welcome Waggers!